Definition of pranam in English:

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Pronunciation: /prəːˈnɑːm/


[mass noun]
(In South Asia) a respectful greeting made by putting one’s palms together and often touching the feet of the person greeted: she joined her palms in pranam
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  • How does a tap solo flow from a traditional Indian pranam?
  • When a family took their newly married daughter to India, her American bridegroom won everyone's hearts by doing ‘pranam’ to the elders and acting more dutiful than most Indian grooms!
  • One of the women placed two large strips of Nagapushpam on either side of the Naga, prayed and did her pranam.


From Hindi praṇām.

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